Coalition commits federal funding to lighting in Burnett Heads

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Rugby league games and community events in Burnett Heads will be lit up with a funding commitment of $12,500 announced today.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said a re-elected Coalition Government will commit $12,500 to provide lighting for Jack Norgate Oval here at Burnett Heads.

“This has been talked about for a number of years, and I have listened to the local community and I am pleased to deliver this worthwhile project,” Mr Pitt said.

“Lighting at the oval will increase recreation opportunities and will also greatly benefitting local clubs and community groups.”

Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association president Chris McLoughlin said currently Jack Norgate Oval can only be partially lit, impacting on the safe use the grounds by local families, adding significant cost to running the Lighthouse Festival and limiting Burnett Heads Cutters training.

“The upgrade of the lights has been a community project that the BHPSA has worked towards by obtaining donated poles from Ergon Energy and lights from the Bundaberg Touch Association,” Mr McLoughlin said.

“The funding announced today will enable electricians and tradespeople to undertake work to install the additional lights and connect them to the electricity network.

“These upgrades are important to ensuring our local sporting facility meets the needs of the Burnett Heads community into the future.

“It is our future hope that these upgrades will enable the BHPSA to host community events like outdoor movie nights and will result in the return of junior sport to the Oval.”

Mr Pitt said by providing upgrades to community facilities the Coalition Government is improving lifestyles and building stronger communities.